After the hints of a mega venture called 'Potato Will Eat You' from the super group A-Trak, Diplo, and Skrillex, we were eager to find out what exactly the project would be. Now, the news has finally been revealed and it comes in the form of a new music channel, POTATO which promises to take the approach of the early days of MTV.
The inaugural episode "BANG!" features Skrillex, Boys Noize and other pioneers of the genre as they comment on one of the early birth places of electronic music, Detroit.
When talking about the prolific DJ/producer Robbie Rivera, it is hard to ignore his undeniable ability to amaze crowds in multiple ways. Boasting an uncanny ability to dabble in multiple sound spectrums, from the more big room style of electro house to the more tribal sounds of the underground, Rivera is one of dance music's most experienced talents. Over the years, Robbie has accumulated a release resume that is beyond impressive. Since his career's beginning, Rivera has been featured on many industry leading imprints such as Virgin, Strictly Rhythm, Atlantic, Ministry Of Sound as well as his own successful label Juicy Music. Following the start of Juicy, Rivera expanded his brand into a mega marathon event called Juicy Beach. Year after year, Miam's Nikki Beach becomes swarmed for over 15 hours as Rivera's creation features some of his favorite talents from throughout the world. Amidst a time in which a DJ/producer must truly push the edge to remain relevant, Rivera has relentlessly succeeded in doing so for years. Luckily for our avid Juicy fans out there, Joonbug was able to sit down with Robbie prior to his set at New York City's megaclub Pacha. For those of you who think that old dogs can't learn new tricks, prepare to be surprised. There is still much to be seen and heard from this DJ legend. Find out more in our chat with Robbie below!
Inching their way closer and closer to our loyal dance music hearts is the music festival. Seeing them live is the ultimate experience, however, there's a new fest in town earning a lot of chatter in the digital music world. On February 12th-14th, Mixify.com will be hosting its largest event to date when RISE Digital Music Festival hits the digital stage.
Mixify is bringing in top headliners for the festival which include high-energy bass commanders Knife Party, Dutch house sensation R3HAB and rising trance superstar, Tritonal. Also featured is an ultra-heavy roster of rising stars such as Russian phenom Arty, the internationally acclaimed Deniz Koyu, versatile fan favorite Carnage, Swedish talent Adrian Lux, and Billboard’s ‘One To Watch’ Danny Avila. They will be performing alongside Rob Garza of futuristic electronica group Thievery Corporation, BBC Radio 1’s own DJ Nihal, and dance-pop producers The Cataracs.
I was able to chat with the guys before they played a show at The Living Room late last month and discovered they appreciate the energy and edginess of the NYC music scene that is unlike other big music hubs like Nashville, L.A., and Chicago.
McMorran, who has a long history with songwriting, including having written songs for legends Celine Dion and Joe Cocker, said unlike their first album, “Calling Birds” will be new material and listeners can expect a different and more evolved sound. “We like to get weird and rootsy and mesh those different sounds,” Dunahoo said of their style. They said this album is much more equally-written and evenly-collaborated between all members of the band, which is something Satellite fans are excited to experience.
The buzz surrounding Flux Pavillion's brand new EP, Blow The Roof is anything but quiet. His first release since Lines In Wax in 2010, has the dubstep icon soaring to new highs as the eight track EP brings a new brand of dubstep to the electronic dance community.
To celebrate, Flux is playing a DJ set straight from London called 'Flux Goes Live!' hosted by The Warner Sound. Catch the livestream up top and be sure to subscribe to The Warner Sound's YouTube channel for future live events and interviews!
John Dahlbäck has decided to shake things up a bit. The prolific, Swedish producer made headlines, most notably being named Pete Tong's 'Essential New Tune', in March 2012 for his hit record "Life." It's bubbling synths were heard across festivals and radio shows worldwide and now has a whole new vocal version. Dahlback has teamed up with fellow Swede, singer Agnes Carlsson as well as pegged remix work from Feenixpawl, Lazy Rich and Lunde Bros.